New Delhi : Seeking a third term from Rampur Lok Sbha seat — this time as a BJP candidate, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada Monday attacked her one-time Samajwadi Party colleague and now a rival candidate Azam Khan, saying he is fighting polls to legalise his acts”.
I have an emotional attachment with the people of Rampur. I am here to work for them and make Narendra Modi our prime minister once again while Azam is fighting election to legalise his acts,” Jaya Prada told PTI in an interview.
Jaya Prada, who had created history in 2004 by winning the Rampur seat for the first time for SP, defeating the heavyweight, sitting Congress MP Begum Noor Bano by 85,000 votes, is now back as a BJP candidate.
Asked what differences she finds in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls as compared to her earlier bids, Jaya Prada said, With the BJP cadre around with me, things have become much easier. I had to manage things earlier on my own but with the cadre support this time, it is quite easy to manage them.
On how she takes Azam Khan’s statement calling her nachne gaane wali’ (singer-dancer), Jaya Prada said, He can say anything. He did not have any respect for women. It’s his habit to make such statements but the people of Rampur knows him very well.”
“They dislike what he says and will reply to him with their votes, she added.